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Tommy Joseph | Catcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 224
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph will undergo season-ending wrist surgery Tuesday.
Joseph was once a nice catching prospect, but he's dealt with multiple concussions in recent years and will now have another season cut short due to injury. The 23-year-old hit .282/.345/.551 with five homers over 21 Double-A games this year. Sun, Aug 3, 2014 12:04:00 PM

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Phillies catching prospect was activated from the disabled list and started at catcher for Double-A Reading on Saturday.

Joseph has a long history of concussions, so his activation is a good sign. The Phillies are monitoring Joseph closely, as many studies have shown the increasing chances of long-term injury with additional head injury. The developmental time and injury risk have pushed Joseph down many of the prospect lists, and another injury could force him to retire.
Sun, May 4, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph has been placed on Double-A Reading's disabled list with a possible concussion.

Joseph suffered the head injury on Friday. It's especially concerning because the 22-year-old catcher has a history of concussions and was limited to 36 games because of them last season. "Oh yeah," general manager Ruben Amaro said. "Absolutely. We are worried about him."
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 09:37:00 AM

According to Phillies minor league director Joe Jordan, Tommy Joseph will begin the 2014 season back at Double-A Reading.

The 22-year-old backstop appeared in just 36 minor league games in 2013 due to concussion issues. Widely regarded as one of the top offensive catching prospects in the game, he's unlikely to contribute anything of value to fantasy leagues in 2014.
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 04:12:00 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of C Tommy Joseph from Double-A Reading.

Joseph appeared in just 36 minor league games this year due to a nasty concussion, but the Phillies wanted to protect him from December's Rule 5 Draft so they officially added him to their 40-man roster on Wednesday. Joseph, 22, is a .249/.302/.415 hitter on the farm.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph (concussion) will play in the Dominican winter league.

Joseph suffered through a lost season in 2013, playing in just 36 minor-league games due to the head injury. He could return to duties behind the plate as early as Thursday, as Joseph caught a plane headed south on Wednesday.
Source: CSN Philly
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 02:26:00 PM

Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph (concussion) has been cleared for activities.

Joseph was limited to just 36 games this season due to post-concussion issues. Though he's already been cleared by two doctors, Joseph sought out a third opinion from a concussion specialist this past week, with the results not yet known. If the third doctor gives him a clean bill of health, Joseph could play in winter ball.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 09:53:00 AM

Tommy Joseph has been shut down for the remainder of the season due to lingering concussion symptoms.

Joseph has already been diagnosed with three concussions and he just turned 22 years old. The Phillies are going to have to treat him with great care going forward. Joseph was a second-round pick in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft out of an Arizona high school.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 12:58:00 PM

Tommy Joseph went 3-for-4 with a double on Wednesday and is 6-for-13 with three extra-base hits this spring.

Joseph, part of last year's Hunter Pence deal with the Giants, isn't considered a candidate to fill in for Carlos Ruiz early on this season. He will be an intriguing internal option to step in should Ruiz leave as a free agent next winter.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 04:29:00 PM

Phillies acquired C Tommy Joseph, OF Nate Schierholtz and RHP Seth Rosin from the Giants for OF Hunter Pence and cash considerations.

Joseph, a second-round pick from 2009, has a .256/.307/.427 batting line over parts of three seasons in the minors. He packs plenty of pop (46 homers over his first 324 pro games) and continues to make strides behind the plate, throwing out 48 percent of attempted basestealers with Double-A Richmond this year. The 21-year-old could be the heir apparent to Carlos Ruiz, who turns 34 in January and is due to become a free agent following the 2013 campaign.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 02:13:00 PM

Tommy Joseph is headed to the Phillies as part of the Hunter Pence deal, according to CBS Sports' Danny Knobler.

The Double-A catcher played in the Futures Game and just turned 21. Pegged as San Francisco's fifth-best prospect by MLB.com, Joseph hit .260/.313/.391 at Richmond prior to the proposed deal. He was the Giants' second-round pick in 2009.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 12:40:00 PM

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